The Evolution Of Wale
The Evolution Of Wale Mar 5, 2015 at 03:36pm
Seven years ago, a rapper from Washington D.C. captured the nation's attention with a mixtape based on one of the most successful sitcoms of all-time. In just under two weeks, Wale will be releasing the long-awaited album companion to that Seinfeld-inspired Mixtape About Nothing, but the road he's traveled between '08 and 2015 isn't what you'd expect from his hipster-friendly, underground beginnings.
Top Tracks of the Week:  February 24 - March 3
Top Tracks of the Week: February 24 - March 3 Mar 3, 2015 at 09:47pm
Here it is, the once-weekly look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about. Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more ppopular artists. We still think these tracks are worthy of your attention, but if you need a look at artists you may have missed, take a look at Underrated Audio.
Wale's New Single With Usher, "The Matrimony," Drops Tomorrow
Wale's New Single With Usher, "The Matrimony," Drops Tomorrow Mar 1, 2015 at 03:46pm
Wale's fourth LP, The Album About Nothing hits stores on March 31st, so it's about time the rapper got the wheels rolling on a big single. Today, Folarin did just that, announcing "The Matrimony", an Usher-assisted record that will premiere Monday, March 2nd. As the title suggests, the single seems to have a wedding-centric theme, as the art depicts a diamond ring and a dollar sign in opposition. Naturally, it's got the cover is also Seinfeld-themed, which makes us hope there's an envelope joke tucked in there somewhere.
Retchy P Says He Wishes Wale Died Instead Of A$AP Yams, Wale & Fat Trel Respond
Retchy P Says He Wishes Wale Died Instead Of A$AP Yams, Wale & Fat Trel Respond Jan 27, 2015 at 10:03am
The death of A$AP Yams has shook up much of the hip-hop community, and of course those who had working and personal relationships with the Mob co-founder were even more in shock. Over the weekend there was a memorial service for Yams in New York, as well as a private one for close friends and family.
Wale Expresses Frustration Over Portrayal Of Black Women In Media
Wale Expresses Frustration Over Portrayal Of Black Women In Media Jan 15, 2015 at 05:23am
Wale has never been afraid to express how he feels, no matter what the subject is. While he's used his music, poems, message boards, and Twitter to express his thoughts on everything from wrestling and sneakers, to relationships, and discrimination based on skin color within the black community, the DC emcee has now taken to a blog to express himself. 
Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015 Jan 6, 2015 at 01:12pm
2014 is over and done with, and we the hip-hop community are moving onto greater endeavors. After an overall mediocre year for rap albums, 2015 is destined to be different. Hip-hop's biggest names are all scheduled to release albums this year, and the timing could not be more right. Today, who better than Rae Sremmurd to kick off the new year of releases with their debut album, Sremm Life. Only two weeks after that, the long-awaited debut album from Joey Bada$$ will hit stores nationwide (hence why they are not featured in this list).
Wale Speaks On "The Album About Nothing," Confirms J. Cole Feature
Wale Speaks On "The Album About Nothing," Confirms J. Cole Feature Jan 5, 2015 at 04:02pm
We recently had the chance to chop it up with Wale while he was back in the DMV area, and the MMG rapper spoke about his recent mixtape release and while he felt the need to offer fans free music, as well as the album that will follow the mixtape: The Album About Nothing.
Top Tracks of the Week: December 22-30
Top Tracks of the Week: December 22-30 Dec 30, 2014 at 06:07pm
Welcome to the final Top Tracks of 2014. For the new readers, TTOTW is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our charts. These are songs that generated a lot of interest and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration. For tracks that deserve more love than they got, go check out Underrated Audio.
Stream Wale & A-Trak's "Festivus" Mixtape
Stream Wale & A-Trak's "Festivus" Mixtape Dec 23, 2014 at 04:44pm
DC native, MMG emcee Wale releases his latest project, Festivus with assistance from A-Trak. The Seinfeld influenced project is a holdover for Wale's upcoming album, The Album About Nothing, which now has a scheduled release date of March 31st. Festivus includes features from Chance the Rapper, Ab-Soul, ASAP Ferg, Pusha T, and Fat Trel, among others. Production includes frequent Wale collaborators Tone P, and Best Kept Secret. 
Wale Announces "Festivus" Mixtape With A-Trak
Wale Announces "Festivus" Mixtape With A-Trak Dec 18, 2014 at 04:08pm
Let the "Seinfeld"-themed Wale content keep coming! The rapper, who rose to fame with his Mixtape About Nothing, has spent this year prepping his Album About Nothing, listing his favorite "Seinfeld" episodes and drinking coffee with Jerry Seinfeld along the way. Now, he's announced another release inspired by the show.
Wale Announces "Simply Nothing Tour"
Wale Announces "Simply Nothing Tour" Nov 17, 2014 at 12:27pm
Shortly after Complex debuted their new magazine cover, which features one-time-enemy Wale and comedian Jerry Seinfeld, Wale has followed up with a press release announcing a new tour.
Wale & Jerry Seinfeld Cover Complex
Wale & Jerry Seinfeld Cover Complex Nov 17, 2014 at 10:50am
Wale is currently prepping his new album, The Album About Nothing, in which Jerry Seinfeld has become heavily involved. Seinfeld, as you probably know, was the inspiration for Wale's acclaimed Mixtape About Nothing, so he's going back to his roots after The Gifted.
Wale Details Roc Nation Split
Wale Details Roc Nation Split Sep 26, 2014 at 05:08am
It's been just over a month since we reported that MMG rapper Wale was splitting ways with his management team at Jay Z's Roc Nation and moving to 77 North Management, the same team responsible for the management of LeBron James. Now, we finally have an explanation.
Samples Of The Week: September 11
Samples Of The Week: September 11 Sep 11, 2014 at 09:39am
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Wale Parts Ways With Roc Nation
Wale Parts Ways With Roc Nation Aug 28, 2014 at 05:01pm
With Wale attracting lots of #UNOTMMG hate in the wake of Meek Mill's comments about him a few months ago, it appears the DMV rapper has been ousted from another club: Roc Nation. Signed to Jay Z's management company since 2009, Mr. Folarin left after his manager, Rich Kleiman, decided to focus on the company's relatively new sports department.
Rick Ross Speaks On Meek Mill/Wale Conflict
Rick Ross Speaks On Meek Mill/Wale Conflict Jul 15, 2014 at 02:50pm
The other week things seemed precarious within Maybach Music Group, as Meek Mill publicly outed Wale for what he saw as a lack of support on his upcoming LP Dreams Worth More Than Money. Of course, Wale had his own side of the story to share, which he did via Instagram later that same day.
Samples Of The Week: July 10
Samples Of The Week: July 10 Jul 10, 2014 at 09:58am
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".